Rwanda is one of the three countries after Uganda and DRC that is home to the world’s last mountain gorillas. Every year, the Government of Rwanda together with conservation partners and local communities host a gorilla baby naming ceremony with the aim of creating awareness of conservation efforts for the endangered mountain gorillas.
The ceremony dubbed “Kwita Izina” is now part of Rwandan culture and has become a leading dialogue on conservation and tourism attracting thousands of regional and international participants annually. This year’s Kwita Izina will be graced by renowned international celebrities such as Barcelona FC and Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, Arsenal Legend-Tony Adams, R&B Singer Neyo and supermodel Naomi Campbell.
The names given to the gorillas play a significant role in the on-going programme of monitoring them in their families and habitat. This year marks the 14th Kwita Izina ceremony since 2005 will see 25 baby gorillas named and will be taking place at Kinigi in the Volcanoes National Park on the 6th of September. In addition to the naming ceremony, guests can also look forward to an array of exciting weeklong celebrations of activities including beer brewing, basket weaving, music and food tasting experiences.
At Tailormade Africa we strive to bring you only the best of Africa. To enable this we travel to various destinations across Africa to get the latest from each of these countries. This month sees our very own Clyde Beaty in Rwanda, to not only witness something truly special in the Rwanda Gorilla Naming Ceremony, but to visit some of the wonderful establishments in Rwanda too.
Some of the accommodations Clyde will be staying at include:
And these are just to name a few. So stay tuned to see what Clyde gets up to.